“Ma, I’m in London.”
I sent the text to my mother right after my plane touched down at London Heathrow Airport. As I put away my phone and gathered my things to get off the plane, I struggled to suppress the sense of loneliness welling inside me. I may already be 21 years old but this was the first time I traveled all by myself to another country and I would be lying to say that I was not scared at all.
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I decided to study abroad in a large city like London because I wanted to learn to be independent. And in many ways, I definitely did: I explored on my own, I cooked for myself (not very successfully or frequently, but it happened!), and I got acclimated to a new place without my usual and familiar support system beside me.
Continue reading “KCL: The Place to Be – Monica Gu”
From the beginning, I knew I wanted to study abroad in Europe. The plan fit well with my areas of interest at my home university: in the US, I’m majoring in history with a specialization in modern European history and in political science with a specialization in international relations.
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I spent the night of January 1st on a flight from New York to London, ready to begin a months-long experience that I was both incredibly excited and incredibly nervous about.
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King’s is an incredibly international university. For instance, my flatmates and I represent 9 countries between us with no repeats. Our kitchen is a beautiful amalgamation of smells and spices from all over the world, which is an experience I would have never had outside of London and outside of King’s.
Continue reading “Why King’s specifically? – Court Huston”